"Go Mamet Yourself," a special contest ending June 25 at 12 AM ET, allows viewers to personally upload YouTube videos of themselves quoting the profanity-loving, provocative playwright. Participants can enter the contest by emailing the YouTube URL link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the submission period is over, 20 entries will be selected by a judging panel of employees and partners of Race Broadway LLC, Jeffrey Richards Associates, and Broadway's Best Shows. The final prize winners, selected by a casting director at Telsey + Company Casting, will receive the following prizes:
Five honorable mentions will receive a copy of Mamet's latest book, "Theatre." Five finalists will each receive a pair of tickets to see Mamet's latest play, Race, with its replacement cast (The cast, including Eddie Izzard, Dennis Haysbert, Afton C. Williams and continuing original cast member Richard Thomas, will begin performances June 21.)
The grand prize winner will receive a pair of tickets to see Race July 22 and have a photo op with Izzard, Haysbert, Williams and Thomas backstage afterwards.
The competing YouTube videos must be one-minute long, and include an introduction stating the participant's first name and the play that is the quote's source. The email to Broadway's Best Shows must include contact information (full name, email and phone number). The contact info will not be made public, but the YouTube video must be enabled for public viewing on the participant's account.
Finalists will be selected on or before July 5 and must accept their prizes by 12 PM July 8 or the prizes will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
Delivery of prizes may take 6-8 weeks.
Race is currently playing on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Directed by Mamet, the show currently stars James Spader, Tony nominee David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Thomas.
— Thomas Peter